To the Best of Our Knowledge

Series produced by Wisconsin Public Radio

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To the Best of Our Knowledge is a radio show about big ideas that fuel deep insights into our world through interviews with the world's luminaries, from experts to cultural icons. Each show revolves around a theme where we explore these ideas and the people who consider them.

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.

We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever took?

Once we pick the theme, we dig in with interviews that explore the culture, the debate, the stories, the science and the actual sound of it all. And hopefully, when we’re done, we’ve animated the questions along with the answers, opening both our own minds and yours.

TTBOOK is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact Sean Nesbitt at sean.nesbitt@prx.org for more information. Hide full description

TTBOOK is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning radio show where long-form interviews help fuel deep insights into our world. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists—anyone with a big idea and a passion to have a creative and engaging conversation about it.We consider ideas big and small, conventional and dangerous, and marshal them into shows centered around a theme. A show's theme sometimes centers on a big question, other times it will zero in on the small things that give us pause. A good theme is a conversation starter: is the Internet making us stupid? Can a computer truly be creative? Are humans innately good? What’s the best road trip you ever... Show full description


Additional Files

136 Pieces

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HOUR ONE: "African Cities Of The Future" - The fastest growing cities in the world are in Africa. We'll take you there with a special TTBOOK from A...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Giving Is Complicated" - It's the holiday season. Time to think about gifts. It's trickier than you think. HOUR TWO: "You Had To Be Th...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "More Than Just A Game" - Playing board games is fun. And more complicated than you might think. Uncover the secret history of board game...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Guilt Tripping" - From our diets to our accomplishments, none of us are perfect. So why do we feel so guilty? HOUR TWO: "Locked Up" - ...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Books We Can't Forget" - Is there a book that changed your life? Celebrated authors share their favorite reads to launch our new podcast...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Secret Language of Trees" - When was the last time you listened to a tree? Biologists are just beginning to unravel their vast netwo...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Going Underground" - The most unexplored part of the world is under our feet. Join us for caves, catacombs and more stories from the und...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Rituals Of Fear" - The dread, the fear, the horror of it all. Maybe it's good for you? This hour, why we need Halloween. HOUR TWO: "Ev...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "If Your Clothes Could Talk" - Unless you're a nudist, you probably wear clothes. But if they could talk, what would they say about you? ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "The Power Of Pleasure And Joy" - Joy, pleasure and delight feel good. But are they also politically powerful? HOUR TWO: "The Third Act...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Wonders Of The Human Body" - What's so wondrous about the human body? An hour on transplants, chronic illnesses and the familiar in ours...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Filtering Free Speech" - Language is powerful. But what if someone tells you to stop talking? This hour, free speech and modern censorsh...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What Sparks Creativity?" - Nathaniel Mary Quinn channeled his abandonment into art and became a celebrated painter. This hour, we'll exa...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Who Owns Seeds?" - There's a rare corn grown in Southern Mexico that can help the world fight climate change. But who owns it? HOUR TW...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "New Voices In Native Writing" - Tommy Orange and Terese Mailhot are bringing a new perspective to Native American writing. But can you c...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "What's Wrong With Work?" - Journalists in tents. Professors below the poverty line. When good jobs don't cut it anymore, what's wrong wi...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:58
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HOUR ONE: "Should You Delete Facebook?" - Thinking about leaving Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? We'll consider the pros and cons of logging off so...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:59
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HOUR ONE: "Music On Your Mind" - Doctors say a simple song can awaken the minds of Alzheimer's patients. This hour, music as medicine. HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57
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HOUR ONE: "Why We Fight" - Why would a 40-year-old English professor want to become a cage fighter? This hour, a look at ritual combat. HOUR TWO:...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:57